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Splitting the Uprights - News from around the BC Rugby Union
Published Thursday, March 14, 2013
by Andrew Smith, BC Rugby Communications

Have an announcement or news you would like to share with the BC Rugby community? Send the info through to BC Rugby Communications Manager Andrew Smith (asmith@bcrugby.com)

Capilano RFC prems recognition
2012 Rounsefell Cup winners, Capilano RFC's premier squad were announced as the North Shore Sports Team of the Year this past Tuesday. Tom Larisch took home Coach of the Year honours after his team completed a remarkable turnaround that saw the Caps relegated to First Division in 2011, only to come back in 2012 and take the coveted Premier League trophy with a championship thriller over James Bay Athletic Association.

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BC Refs in Bangkok

X-Treme Rugby Wear founder and former national team rep Eddie Evans recently hosted the annual Bangkok 10s event. Three refs from BC (Duncan Porter, Tere Blake and Marcus Treacy) flew over on their own dime and were part of the festivities.

"In addition they donated  3,000 $ to our Slum Kids rugby program, the Nak Suu Warriors," Evans added. "They are true ambassadors of BC Rugby and represented us very well. Their efforts on and off the field did not go unnoticed!"

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Ferguson closing in on 100 points

UBC Thunderbird Sean Ferguson tallied his league leading 19th try this past weekend as he leads the Okanagan Spring Brewery League scoring race with 95 pts to his credit. The tally helped UBC defeat Surrey 45-3 as the T-Birds now sit on top of the standings with a 9-0-2 record.

Hong Kong Sevens
The Canadian men's national sevens team left for Hong Kong today with hopes of securing some valuable series points on the IRB Sevens World Series circuit. The roster includes BC reps Justin Douglas, Sean Duke, Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones and Conor Trainor. Thyssen de Goede will join the squad for the Japan stop on March 30th. Canada's first game is against Spain, with day two fixtures against Fiji and hosts Hong Kong.

Legends Rugby Club 25th Anniversary
Vancouver's Legend Rugby Club are set for their 25th Anniversary Game this sunday March 17th at Connaught Park. Kick off is set for 1:00pm against their original opponent, the Valley Vintage. Their twitter feed can be followed @LegendRugbyClub and last posted "Help  us mark a memorable quarter century!"

Castaway Wanderers revamp website
The Castaway Wanderers have revamped their website - the new site is hosted by Squareflo and can be viewed at the following link: www.cwrugby.com.


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